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  • Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 18 in Pakistan

    06/06/2011 9:29:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    VOA ^ | June 6, 2011
    Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 18 in Pakistan Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 4:00 pm UTC Posted 13 minutes ago Pakistani intelligence officials say three U.S. drone strikes have killed at least 18 militants in the country's northwest tribal region. All of Monday's strikes were in South Waziristan, near the Afghan border. Officials say missiles hit a compound, an Islamic seminary and a vehicle near the main town of Wana. Foreign militants, including Arabs and Uzbeks, were said to be among those killed. The attacks come just days after the reported death of senior al-Qaida operative Ilyas Kashmiri in a...
  • Hillary Clinton in Pakistan: "We tax everything that moves... Al Qaeda leadership is in Pakistan"

    10/31/2009 2:52:43 PM PDT · by GVnana · 32 replies · 1,627+ views
    Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan: Hillary Clinton * US taxes everything, and ‘that’s not what we see in Pakistan’ * Pakistan must start planning for challenges posed by population growth * US secretary of state meets COAS LAHORE: The leadership of Al Qaeda is in Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. “I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn’t get them if they really wanted to,” she added. “Maybe that’s the case; maybe they’re not gettable. I don’t know... As far as we know, they are in...
  • Hillary alleges Pak's complicity with Al-Qaeda, Islamabad stunned

    10/30/2009 10:01:23 PM PDT · by altair · 26 replies · 2,387+ views
    Indian Express ^ | Friday , Oct 30, 2009 at 1241 hrs | no byline
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has questioned Pakistan's commitment to hunt top al-Qaeda leadership hiding inside the country and accused it of failing to track them down. "Al-Qaeda has had safe haven in Pakistan since 2002... I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn't get them if they really wanted to," Clinton told a group of senior Pakistani journalists in Lahore on Thursday. "Maybe that's the case, maybe they're not gettable. I don't know... As far as we know, they are in Pakistan," she said in unusually blunt remarks during...
  • Taliban Commander Shot Dead in Pakistan

    06/22/2009 10:29:05 PM PDT · by VocalObserver · 28 replies · 3,285+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | Associate Press
    ISLAMABAD — A Taliban faction leader who criticized the militant group's Pakistani head over attacks that killed civilians was fatally shot Tuesday, reportedly by one of his own guards. Dr. Mahmood Khan Bitani told The Associated Press that he pronounced Qari Zainuddin dead on arrival at a hospital in the northwest town of Dera Ismail Khan with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Baz Mohammad, an aide of the militant leader who also was wounded, said a guard barged into a room at Zainuddin's compound after morning prayers and opened fire. He accused Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud of...
  • Nuclear Nightmare

    06/22/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 844+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2009
    Nuclear Proliferation: Al-Qaida says it will use Pakistan's nuclear weapons against the U.S. if it ever gets the chance. We're not surprised. Nor would we be surprised if it eventually got the opportunity."God willing, the (Pakistani) nuclear weapons will not fall into the hands of the Americans, and the mujahedeen would take them and use them against the Americans." So says Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, al-Qaida's top commander in Afghanistan, where the terror group has found a friend and ally in the Taliban. If you think 9/11 was bad, just wait until al-Qaida gets a nuke, which is not as far-fetched...
  • Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons

    06/21/2009 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons 21 Jun 2009 21:01:19 GMT Source: Reuters By Inal Ersan DUBAI, June 21 (Reuters) - If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired on Sunday. Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda's Taliban allies in the Swat Valley since April after their thrust into a district 100 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital raised fears the nuclear-armed country could slowly slip into militant hands. "God willing, the...
  • Al Qaeda operatives targeting Pakistani leaders

    06/04/2009 7:50:42 PM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies · 340+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | June 4, 2009 | Bill Roggio
    Al Qaeda has transferred seven operatives from the Iraq theater to target senior Pakistani leaders. The targets of the planned attacks are President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani, General Kiyani, and other senior military officers, cabinet ministers, and provincial leaders. The seven operatives, who were behind deadly attacks in Iraq, reportedly met in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on May 3 to plan the operations, according to a report in the Daily Times. The al Qaeda operatives are assigned to cooperate with the Pakistani Taliban, led by Baitullah Mehsud. The operatives were identified as Amanullah Afghani, Shahidullah Khan, Maulvi Khalid Shah,...
  • Could the Taliban or Al-Qaede in Pakistan already have one or more of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons?

    05/17/2009 10:42:39 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 12 replies · 1,547+ views
    Vanity | 17 May 2009 | Trueblackman
    Could our worst nightmare in the War on Terror could now be possible true? Does Al-Qeade or the Taliban have one or more bombs from Pakistan's Arsenal? I was thinking about how naive the Obama White House has been when it comes to the War on Terror, but the last 2 weeks has brought forth this major concern. It began some two weeks ago, when the Obama White House and State Department publicly became embittered at the fact that Pakistan's civilian leader would not tell them the location or in what condition Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal happens to be and I...
  • MANZOOR: Al Qaeda No. 2 hiding in Quetta

    05/12/2009 6:41:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 585+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 12, 2009 | Jasmeen Manzoor
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, the most wanted terrorist after Osama bin Laden, with a $25 million bounty on his head, is holed up near Quetta, Pakistan, according to a highly placed Pakistani intelligence source. The Egyptian-born radical is a master of disguise, a meticulous planner and the deadliest of terrorists. Yet Pakistani intelligence sources say he roams openly and with impunity in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. While Predators continue to strike at a variety of key terror targets in that area, our source tells us that the CIA and other intelligence agencies cannot get...
  • Al Qaeda No. 2 hiding in Quetta: Pakistani intelligence source reports al-Zawahiri's location

    05/11/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 67 replies · 5,380+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2009 | Jasmeen Manzoor
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, the most wanted terrorist after Osama bin Laden, with a $25 million bounty on his head, is holed up near Quetta, Pakistan, according to a highly placed Pakistani intelligence source.
  • Mastermind of Marriott attack killed by drone

    01/11/2009 7:23:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 707+ views
    Daily Times [Pakistan] ^ | January 10, 2009
    WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: Al Qaeda’s operations chief in Pakistan and a top aide have been killed, Pakistani officials confirmed on Friday. Operations chief Osama Al-Kini was thought responsible for attacks including the bombing of Marriott hotel in Islamabad and an unsuccessful attempt to kill former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Al-Kini and his lieutenant Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, both Kenyans, were killed in a missile strike in South Waziristan on January 1. Security officials in Islamabad said Al-Kini’s killing would relieve the security apparatus of a ‘big worry’. agencies
  • New Year's Missile Strike Kills Top Al-Qaeda Operatives

    01/08/2009 4:07:53 PM PST · by gandalftb · 16 replies · 813+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2009; 6:04 PM | Joby Warrick
    A New Year's CIA strike in northern Pakistan killed two top al-Qaeda terrorists long sought by the United States, including the man believed to be behind September's deadly suicide bombing at a Marriott hotel in the Pakistani capital, U.S. counterterrorism officials told The Washingon Post today. Agency officials determined in recent days that among the dead in the Jan. 1 missile strike were a Kenyan national who used the name Usama al-Kini and who was described as al-Qaeda's chief of operations in Pakistan and his lieutenant, identified as Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, the sources said. Both men were associated with...
  • US, India face Pakistani blackmail on terror

    11/30/2008 12:53:39 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 20 replies · 902+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 1 Dec 2008, 0054 hrs IST | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The United States and India face tactics bordering on blackmail from a militarized Pakistan - where civilian control is still very dodgy - as they coordinate efforts to eliminate terrorism in the region, according to analysts and officials on both sides. In what is turning out to be an elaborate chess game in the region, Islamabad on Saturday made its "Afghan move" to counter the US-India pincer, telling Washington that it will have to withdraw some 100,000 Pakistani troops posted on its western borders to fight the al-Qaida-Taliban and move them east to the Indian front if New Delhi...
  • Al Qaeda Operative in Afghanistan Assumes Room Temperature

    11/23/2008 9:22:33 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 14 replies · 681+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | November 23, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Al Qaeda Bag of Shit, Rashid Rauf, heads off to see the virgins Gotta love Hellfire packin' Predators. More . . .
  • Airstrike Kills Qaeda-Linked Militant in Pakistan

    11/22/2008 9:07:08 PM PST · by skully · 4 replies · 354+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2008 | ISMAIL KHAN and JANE PERLEZ
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A British militant who was a liaison to Al Qaeda and was a main suspect in the plot to blow up trans-Atlantic airliners in 2006 was killed Saturday in a missile strike by an American aircraft in northern Pakistan, senior Pakistani and American officials said. The militant, Rashid Rauf, was among the five people killed in the attack by a remotely piloted aircraft in North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border, the officials said. He is perhaps the best-known of the figures killed in an American airstrike campaign there that has intensified since August and has caused...
  • UK militant 'killed in Pakistan'

    11/22/2008 2:53:31 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies · 1,006+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 November 2008 | BBC
    A fugitive British militant linked to an alleged UK plot to use liquid bombs to blow up transatlantic airliners has been killed in Pakistan, reports say. Pakistani media said Rashid Rauf, born in Birmingham, was killed in a US air strike in North Waziristan, a haven for militants and the Taleban. Mr Rauf, on the run after escaping from a Pakistani jail, was alleged to have helped the group planning the attacks. Three men were convicted in the UK in September of conspiracy to murder. News of the liquid bomb plot paralysed global air travel, prompting authorities to implement stringent...
  • British terror mastermind Rashid Rauf 'killed in US missile strike'

    11/22/2008 8:11:19 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 14 replies · 721+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/22/08 | Andrew Alderson,
    Rashid Rauf, 27, who grew up in Birmingham, was killed along with at least three other militants in the attack on the house of a local tribesman in the North Waziristan area, A US drone targeted the home in the village of Alikhel, part of a district known as a stronghold for al-Qaeda and the Taliban. "The transatlantic bombing plot alleged mastermind Rashid Rauf was killed along with an Egyptian al-Qaeda operative in the US missile strike in North Waziristan," a senior Pakistani security official said. Rauf, who has been on the run after escaping from a Pakistani jail nearly...
  • Reports: Airstrike kills suspect in jet bomb plot (Good Day Mate!)

    11/22/2008 5:42:49 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 585+ views
    msnbc ^ | 11/22/2008 | nbc news
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike killed the alleged ringleader of a plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jets, Pakistani television and intelligence officers said on Saturday. Rashid Rauf, a British Islamist militant with links to al-Qaida, was among five victims of an attack launched by a suspected U.S. pilotless drone aircraft in the North Waziristan tribal region. Intelligence officers in the region, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Rauf, who escaped from custody outside an Islamabad court last December, had been killed. However, there was no official confirmation.
  • Pakistan: Al-Qaeda satellite cell smashed in Karachi raid

    09/27/2008 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 629+ views
    AKI ^ | 26 Sept. | Syed Saleem Shahzad (AKI)
    Karachi, 26 Sept. (AKI) - By Syed Saleem Shahzad - A militant Al-Qaeda satellite cell linked to Pakistan's top Taliban commander, Baitullah Mehsud, and other jihadi organisations was targeted in a major raid by security forces in Karachi on Friday. Three key militants died during the raid on the cell, which was allegedly planning a campaign of destruction. Their targets are believed to have included the bureau of the country's intelligence services (ISI), NATO supply lines from two Karachi ports and anti-Taliban politicians. The satellite cell had direct links to Baitullah Mehsud and Qari Zafar, the alleged mastermind of the...
  • 8,000 Pakistani soldiers take on al-Qaeda in volatile tribal region

    09/27/2008 6:53:25 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 27, 2008 | Zahid Hussain
    This was the scene yesterday in the Bajaur tribal region, as it has been for much of the past six weeks. Bajaur, which borders southeastern Afghanistan, is a main operating base for al-Qaeda and the Taleban; Pakistani intelligence believes that Ayman al-Zawahri, the second-in-command of al-Qaeda, has been a visitor. Now it is the venue for the fiercest battle between Pakistani military and Islamic fighters since Pakistan joined the US War on Terror in 2001. More than 8,000 Pakistani troops have been involved in the six-week campaign. The generals claimed yesterday to have killed 1,000 militants so far – yet...